I honestly can't remember I believe they were cut and burned but my doctor didnt remove or damage much of my tubes so there was still quite a bit left that's why they did the HSG the doctor didnt want to preform the surgery if there was no chance of it working. They did a HSG right as they finished my tubal and the doctor said both of my tubes flowed freely. I'm not sure how much it will cost for you? Every place is different some pay up to 6,900 so I would say 2,700 is really good. I didn't pay anything for mine but I have researched a lot of places for it.